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If you are one of the investors interested in the American stock XPO Logistics, we propose you to discover, through this article, useful and precise information to carry out your analysis of this stock. In this article, we will take a closer look at the company and its various activities, introduce you to its main competitors and recent partners, and explain how you can perform a quality fundamental analysis of this stock based on the best publications and news.

Elements to consider before selling or buying XPO Logistics shares

Analysis N°1

The company's annual and quarterly financial results, including net income and debt levels.

Analysis N°2

The expansion of the group's fleet of vehicles will also give an indication of its growth in the market.

Analysis N°3

We will also monitor the various partnerships that this company can put in place and the signing of major contracts with important clients.

Analysis N°4

The implementation of strategic growth development plans by this company can also be an interesting element to perform this fundamental analysis.

Analysis N°5

We will of course follow the evolution of market shares in this sector and their distribution among the various competitors.

Analysis N°6

The economic health of the areas in which the Group operates will also affect its business.

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General presentation of XPO Logistics

To acquire a good analysis of the XPO Logistics share price, you must first of all know this company and its sector of activity well. Here is some information about this French group and its main sources of income:

The XPO Logistics group is an American company specialising in transport and logistics and is one of the leading operators in this sector in Europe. In order to better understand the activities of this group, it is possible to divide them into three main areas and in this way:

  • Logistics services with the logistics management of packaged products and bulk products.
  • Transport services with the transport of packaged products for which it is number one in Europe between Great Britain and the continent and number one in France for bulky products, but also bulk products such as powdered products, liquid chemical and food products, hydrocarbons or bulk products in tippers, as well as the transport of temperature-controlled products for which it is also the European leader in the early fruit and vegetable segment.
  • Finally, international transport commission services.

Currently, the XPO Logistics group has a fleet of 7,877 of its own trucks and 14,307 trailers. It achieves 29.6% of its turnover in France, 28.3% in the UK, 11.6% in Spain, 11.5% in the USA and 19.1% in the rest of the world.

Analysis before buying or selling XPO Logistics shares
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The major competitors of XPO Logistics

We now invite you to discover the main competitors of XPO Logistics in the world with the 10 largest companies in this sector of activity:

SDV

This subsidiary of the Bolloré group is remarkable for its high turnover and quality services.

Panalpina

This company offers supply chain solutions and has also invested in IT and alternative energy.

Sinotrans

This company offers various transport and logistics services including air and sea freight in addition to trucking and storage solutions.

DSV

This company offers supply chain solutions to large companies as well as transport by air, road, sea and rail.

CEVA

This group operates worldwide and employs over 42,000 people with customers in the technology, manufacturing, healthcare, retail and energy sectors.

CH Robinson

This is one of the oldest logistics companies, having existed since 1905. It offers freight solutions, subcontracting and product supply.

Nippon Express

This is a logistics consultant that offers land, air and sea transportation services and specializes in international freight forwarding.

DB Schenker

This company belongs to the Deutsche Bahn group and is one of the most successful in this sector.

Kuehne + Nagel

This company operates in more than 100 different countries and has more than 1,000 offices worldwide. It offers air and sea freight, contract logistics and overland transport services.

DHL

Finally, DHL is currently the leader in this sector. This group offers a wide range of tailor-made solutions for the supply chain.


The major partners of XPO Logistics

Let's now turn to the main partnerships that have been recently put in place by the XPO Logistics group:

Mercedez-Benz

In 2020, the group signed a partnership with Mercedez-Benz for the distribution of car parts in the United Kingdom through an integrated and digitalized transport network.

Voiteq

Also in 2020, the XPO Logistics Group has partnered with Voiteq to test an innovative solution for order picking. The two companies have developed an application for order picking and warehousing operations for the Zebra HD4000 head-up display that helps employees work more productively. XPO is the first company to test this technology in France in real conditions after a successful trial in the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the latest financial results of the XPO Logistics group?

The annual results publications of the XPO Logistics Group concern the year 2019. The balance sheet thus mentions a turnover of €6,414 million corresponding to revenue. The group's operating profit is €126,000 and the cost of financial debt has risen to 0. These data relate to the 2019 annual results only.

How is the XPO Logistics group's shareholding distributed?

As of March 2020, the XPO Logistics group's shareholder base consists of 22.3% Orbis Investment Management, 12.8% Spruce House IM, 9.12% The Vanguard Group, 3.49% Bares Capital Management, 3.35% SSgA Funds Management, 3.28% Blackrock Fund Advisors, 3% Dimensional Fund Advisors, 2.97% Lyrical Asset Management, 2.71% Limunis Management and 2.65% Epoch Investment Partners.

What events have marked the course of XPO Logistics?

The XPO Logistics group has been in the midst of a major controversy because of the pressure it puts on unions. A unionized driver may have more difficulty finding a job, while scabs receive a bonus when they replace a striking driver.

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